Tax breaks / incentives
The Switzerland Film Investment Refund (PICS) was launched in summer 2016 and offers a rebate of between 20% and 40% of billable costs, up to the equivalent of $616,000 per-production, for Swiss co-producers. The programme has an annual fund of just under $3m.
For details of how Switzerland might be able to help your production contact Film Location Switzerland at [email protected].
Switzerland also has formal co-production agreements with Germany, Austria, Canada, France, Belgium and Italy. In such cases, the minimal Swiss participation required usually varies between 10% and 30%.